Meet the Rising Stars From the Launchpool Web3 Techstars Accelerator

by BSC News

July 5, 2022


Nine Web3 startups participated in the Accelerator program’s demo day held on June 30 in Dublin, Ireland.

Emerging Startups in Web3

As part of the Launchpool Web3 Techstar Accelerator program, Techstars held a demo day in Dublin, Ireland, on June 30, with participation from nine potential startups in Web3.

Techstars is an operational investor supporting Web3 startups on their entrepreneurial journeys, from the idea stage to building the most successful business possible. The Launchpool Web3 Techstars Accelerator works with entrepreneurs building blockchain technology and tokenization protocols driving toward the decentralized future. This edition featured nine participating startups. Let’s take a look at the projects and their aims: 

1. Barterchain

Founder: Carla Rosenkranz

About: Barterchain is a peer-to-peer barter place where members swap skills and services for tokens. They are creating an ecosystem that makes services more accessible to users and rewards them for their time, participation and skills.

Blockchain: Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM)

2. Big Fan

Founder: Kurt Pittman

About: Big Fan is reinventing sports collectibles with officially licensed NFTs that provide access to Metaverse-driven fan experiences.

Blockchain: Polygon

3. Crowdclass

Founder: Filipe Pereira

About: Crowdclass decentralizes and incentivizes educational content and experiences. Crowdclass allows online teachers, creators and educators to create better learning activities and be part of an ecosystem where they can be part-owners, influence its progress and benefit from its growth.

Blockchain: EVM compatible chains

4. Eczodex Cambridge

Founder: Michael Quartey

About: Eczodex Cambridge tokenizes data assets for value investors, connecting the worlds of Traditional Finance and Decentralized Finance (DeFi).

Blockchain: Ethereum, EVM compatible chains

5. LiveDuel

Founder: Will Martin

About: LiveDuel is a decentralized sports betting platform built to give a fairer deal than traditional sports betting sites. 

Blockchain: Ethereum, Polygon, Bepro

6. MegaFans

Founder: Jeff Donnelley

About: MegaFans solves player traction, monetization and lifetime value for mobile game developers with a platform built so players of all levels can have a fun experience.  

Blockchain: Polygon

7. Securo Finance

Founder: Victor Lee

About: Securo Finance brings an all-in-1 dashboard with an API integration that simplifies crypto investing through DeFi indices.

Blockchain: Ethereum, EVM compatible chains

8. Staxe

Founder: Luis Martinez

About: Staxe tokenizes creative productions for investors and collectors to share success. In addition to changing how creative productions are financed, the protocol allows profitable and direct exposure to creative productions as new asset classes.

Blockchain: Ethereum, Polygon

9. YourDiamonds

Founder: Tim Goodman

About: YourDiamonds unlocks liquidity, transparency, financial data and cash flow finance in the diamond industry. It gives diamond jewelry traders and private customers the tools they need to make the right decisions. This protocol allows users to seamlessly access new pricing information across smartphones, tablets and desktops.

Blockchain: To be disclosed

“Blockchain technology and the web3 movement will usher in the next technological revolution, affecting everything from money to gaming to the creator economy. Techstars and our partners at Launchpool recognized this and created a program to bring together some of the most talented builders in the web3 space, and leverage our respective global mentor and investor networks to help accelerate their progress. The projects they presented last week at Demo Day showcased some of the most innovative examples of what blockchain technology enables and how the web3 revolution will lead to our decentralized future. I encourage anyone interested in learning more about the accelerator or these projects to reach out,” said Pete Townsend, managing director of the Launchpool Web3 Techstars Accelerator.

Techstars Accelerator has one goal, and that is to help entrepreneurs succeed. During each three-month program, Techstars Accelerator provides startups with mentors and a network of corporate partners, investors and alumni. The program provides funding and fundraising opportunities, workshops and curated resources, as well as moments where startups can learn from their peers. Techstars claims the program is based on a proven model that has helped build thousands of successful companies all over the world. 

What is Techstars:

Techstars is an investment and innovation group connecting entrepreneurs, investors, corporations and city governments to solve challenges across industries and geographies. They pioneered the accelerator program model in 2006, working towards their vision of a connected global economy of innovation.

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